Peter Rolfe, an artist/woodworker from the UK has created some really beautiful functional sculptures. They are made from birch plywood and each form has a set of drawers. They remind me of Salvador Dali's Venus de Milo with Drawers.
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I'm sorry, but.... beautiful?? I can appreciate the craftsmanship involved in creating these sculptures but there is no way I would want one in my house. "Yes, honey, your cuff links are in the woman's butt." Whaaa?
Well if you need storage, it's a poor use of space. And they're really kind of vulgar.
Sparrow King, you're really asking for it with this one . . .
vulgar? why? what's vulgar about the human body? i think they're ugly but hardly vulgar.
It could be a great way to store medicines according to body part!Eww.
I don't think I'd be comfortable storing my socks in someone's ass cheeks.
Dare I say....junk in the trunk...
LOL @ firstfriday's comment
might i add that the venus with pom-poms is especially classy? it would add that certain je ne sais quoi to any foyer AND you could keep your mitts in her...bosom.
Yes. Very Dali-esque. He did a lot of paintings/sculptures of women with drawers.http://www.salvador-dali.org/dali/coleccio/en_50obres.html?ID=W0001104http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_Giraffe"The only difference between immortal Greece and our era is Sigmund Freud who discovered that the human body, which in Greek times was merely neoplatonical, is now filled with secret drawers only to be opened through psychoanalysis."
They are incredibly made, drawer curves are hard to execute.
Gives a whole new meaning to "chest of drawers."
I love these!
You all need to lighten up a bit.
So, the woman has nipples, but the man is a Ken doll? Also, nice pose for the lady. I'm overwhelmed by the artistic integrity, here.
This is the sort of thing that is amusing for ten minutes (or even witty if you're thinking Dali) and an eyesore ever afterward.And yes, I noticed about the Ken doll. So much for artistic integrity.
Weird and interesting, kind of '80s-looking.I am somewhat thankful that (for once) the designer has actually turned a male's form into an object, as well. You can only take so many stools, urinals, tables, etc. made out of female torsos before you feel creeped out.
Quite a body of work this guy has.(Sorry.)
Urg. Furthermore, "..some really beautiful functional sculptures.." is not much of a write-up for something that is guaranteed to stir strong reactions.The puns were funny.
Oh no! Seriously?
Of questionable utility, and then there's the matter of taste . . .
The man has nipples too.. just neither of them have genitalia.. so? I think they're kinda neat, but I have no idea where you could put them so that they'd look like they fit..
isn't this a redo of something some surrealist artist did 100 years ago?
We're not getting our money's worth unless there's a secret scrotum department....seriously.I don't think it's so much offensive as it is just plain ridiculous. That, and it looks like something every first year art student would come up with.
A lot of great puns here.My issue is that these borrow much too heavily from Dali. The artist hasn't added a new and original viewpoint to Dali's concept.
amazingly hilarious! anything that sparks a plethora of puns is a winner in my book
Huh. I kinda like 'em. To each his own, I guess. I wonder why people are having such strong negative reactions. They look pretty nifty to me.
All I can think about is the BodyWorks exhibit of plasticized cadavers. There was one called the "drawer Man"http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/03k24Ol0hlb6V/340x.jpg
Why is the man just standing there but the woman is available in a hyper-sexual pose? It's literal objectification.
Heh heh. CHEST of drawers. Heh heh heh.
I just hope they don't cost an arm and a leg.
Nobody said this? "Get in his/her drawers"? C'mon.ARMoire...torsSEAU......okay, I'll stop...Maybe for a retail location...?Whatever.
What I don't like about these is that the woman is hyper-sexualized. The man has no drawers in his groin or buttocks, while the woman has them on her breasts and buttocks, the breasts being a sexualized part of the woman. And the man's Ken dolls genitals remove him from humanity while the woman actually has nipples. Hello Mr. Rolfe--Meet feminism.
Did Dali create furniture like this? If not, how is it stealing?
my bad :-(
This is so lame.
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